Hanoi: Truc Bach neighbourhood rejoicing as medical lockdown lifted

Saturday, 2020-03-21 10:07:43
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NDO – Hanoians in the lockdown neighbourhood of Truc Bach Street, Ba Dinh District, flocked to the road to rejoice, after the two-week blockade was lifted on Friday night (Mar 20).

At a meeting of the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday afternoon, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that the neighbourhood has finished 14 days of medical quarantine after a local there tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. All 189 people in the isolation neighbourhood have since tested negative and the area has been disinfected many times.

After hearing the news, local people here went to the street to chat waiting for the decision to lift the quarantine order.

At 21:10 pm on Friday evening, Truc Bach police removed the iron fence from the isolated area to the cheers of the local people.

Children in the neighbourhood waving flags and cheering.

Local residents leave the quarantine neighbourhood for a walk in the surrounding area after 14 days in lockdown.

“It is so great that all of us are healthy after 14 days of isolation. Today is more fun than Tet,” a local resident shared.

“During the isolation, we were cared for by the local government, providing enough food and water. I would like to thank the authorities, police officers and doctors for helping and caring for us over the past 14 days," Ms. Dao Bich Thuy, living in Truc Bach Street, happily said.

The national flag is hung in front of every house as a thanks from the local people to the functional forces for their enthusiastic support over the past two weeks.

Health workers meet with each family to guide them on how to prevent and fight the epidemic after quarantine.

Houses No. 113 and 125, where a COVID-19 patient lives, in Truc Bach Street will continue to be isolated for another 14 days to ensure safety.

Photo: NDO/Duy Linh